Originally recorded on Friday, April 8th, Daystar Television Network aired Harvest America with Greg Laurie from AT&T Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas.
Harvest America is an annual live nationwide event, streamed to thousands of host locations including churches, theaters, and living rooms. More than just a webcast, it is the body of Christ banding together to proclaim the gospel live across the nation.
With a goal to spread hope across a nation in desperate need of the truth, Harvest America features top Christian artists such as Chris Tomlin, Lecrae, MercyMe and Switchfoot, along with an inspirational gospel message from Greg Laurie!
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Greg Laurie, senior pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside and Irvine, California began his pastoral ministry at age 19 by leading a Bible study of 30 people. Since then, God has transformed that small group into a church of some 15,000 people, making Harvest one of the largest churches in America. In 1990, Laurie began holding large-scale public evangelistic events called Harvest Crusades. Since that time, more than 5.2 million people have attended Harvest Crusades across the United States. Laurie is the featured speaker of the nationally syndicated radio program, A New Beginning, which is broadcast on more than 800 radio outlets around the world. In addition, Harvest produces a weekly 30-minute television program called GregLaurie.tv. Laurie has authored over 70 books. His autobiography, Lost Boy, was made into a documentary film and won eight awards at International film festivals in the best documentary category. Laurie has been married to his wife, Cathe, for 41 years and has two sons, Christopher and Jonathan and five grandchildren. His son Christopher died in a 2008 automobile accident at age 33.
To learn more about Greg Laurie, visit www.harvest.org.
About the Music Artists
Chris Tomlin is an American contemporary Christian music artist, song writer and worship leader. Having sold nearly 30 million record over the course of his career, Tomlin is well known for songs such as “How Great is Our God,” “Amazing Grace(My Chains Are Gone),” and Whom Shall I Fear (God of Angel Armies).” He has received multiple music awards, including Male Vocalist of the Year for both 2006 and 2007, multiple GMA Dove Awards, and a 2012 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album for And If Our God Is For Us. Currently, Tomlin serves as a worship leader at Passion City Church in Atlanta Georgia.
To learn more about Chris Tomlin, visit www.christomlin.com.
Lecrae is quickly developing into one of the biggest music stories of the year and his Cinderella rise has been noted everywhere from RollingStone, XXL Magazine, Vibe Magazine, The New York Times, The Atlantic and the cover of The Huffington Post Magazine to industry trades such as Billboard Magazine, Variety and Vulture. His performance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, perfectly timed with his album’s release, had fans buzzing as he performed multiple hit records from Anomaly. He’s performed at the BET Experience, co-hosted The Dove Awards, co- headlined the highest ticketed tour in the country (Winter Jam) and received a nomination for Best Impact Track at this year’s BET Hip Hop Awards. Sway Calloway, MTV News Executive Producer and host of his own nationally syndicated radio show, The Wake Up Show, recently proclaimed Lecrae as the “Evolution of Hip-Hop.” And yet there’s still so much more on the horizon for Lecrae.
To learn more about Lecrae, visit www.lecrae.com.
Switchfoot has achieved a level of success that brothers Jon and Tim Foreman and their high-school friend Chad Butler never anticipated when forming the band in San Diego in 1996. The SoCal natives have sold 5.7 million copies worldwide of their nine studio albums (including their 2003 double-platinum breakthrough The Beautiful Letdown and 2009’s Grammy Award-winning Hello Hurricane), racked up a string of Alternative radio hit singles, performed sold-out world tours, raised over $1 million dollars to aid kids in their community through their own Bro-Am Foundation, and earned themselves a global fan base devoted to Switchfoot’s emotionally intelligent and uplifting brand of alternative rock.
To learn more about Switchfoot, visit www.switchfoot.com.
MercyMe, an American contemporary Christian music band formed in 1994, is comprised of vocalist Bart Millard, keyboardist James Bryson, percussionist Robby Shaffer, bassist Nathan Cochran and guitarists Michael Scheuchzer and Barry Graul. Popular for their hit single, “I Can Only Imagine,” MercyMe also had 13 consecutive top 5 singles on the Billboard Christian Songs chart, received 8 Dove Awards and a host of Grammy Award nominations.
To learn more about MercyMe, visit www.mercyme.org.